Five-Year Regional Strategic Plan to Strengthen Public Health Preparedness and Response – 2019–2023

Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. Published: 9/2019. This 35-page plan builds on and is aligned with the Global Strategic Plan to Strengthen Public Health Preparedness and Response; the World Health Organization's Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance; the Research and Development Blueprint for action to prevent epidemics; and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework. It is also guided by regional approaches, networks, and mechanisms for health emergency preparedness and response, such as the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases, a common strategic framework for the regions of South-East Asia and the Western Pacific. (PDF)
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